Ramsgate Holy Trinity, Kent Genealogy

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Ramsgate Holy Trinity

Guide to Ramsgate Holy Trinity, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ramsgate Holy Trinity, Kent
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Ramsgate Holy Trinity contributor Pam Fray
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ringslow or Isle of Thanet
County Kent
Poor Law Union Thanet
Registration District Thanet
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: 1875
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westbere
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History

Ramsgate Holy Trinity is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Westbere deanery of the Diocese of Canterbury in the county of Kent, created in 1845 from St Laurence in Thanet, Kent  Ancient Parish.

Ramsgate began as a fishing and farming hamlet. Ramsgate as a name has its earliest reference as Hraefn's gate, or cliff gap, later to be rendered 'Ramisgate' or 'Remmesgate' around 1225 and 'Ramesgate' from 1357. The legendary mercenaries Hengest and Horsa landed in the 5th century to herald the pagan Anglo-Saxon age in England. The Christian missionary St. Augustine landed in Ramsgate in 597 which re-established the link between England and the Christian church in Rome.

See Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

Thanet Registration District

Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.

The Mansion House
(Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1EP

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records

Ramsgate Holy Trinity, Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[1][2][3]
Ramsgate Holy Trinity, Kent Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1845-1912 1845-1912 1864-1912; 1864-1890 (Banns) 1864-1912; 1864-1890 (Banns)

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Ramsgate, 1845-1951 Microfilm of original records in possession of Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: U3/223/1/1-4, 6-9, D4.

Baptisms, 1845-1912.
1836032 Items 21 - 23
Marriages, 1864-1912. Banns, 1864-1890.
1836033 Items 1 - 2
Baptisms, 1912-1930. Marriages, 1912-1951.
2354703 Items 2 - 5

Bishop's transcripts for Holy Trinity Church, Ramsgate, 1875-1913 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: DCb/BT2/242

Baptisms, 1875-1880, 1882-1883, 1887-1893 1898-1899, 1902-1913.
1835586 Item 2

Known Issues

England Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records) known issue England Easy collection Indexing Project Batch 100354-3 Incorrect parish names entered also affects  Swingfield, Kent, Ripple, KentWestbere, Kent Error caused by incorrect place data entry field for four parishes in items on same film FHL BRITISH Film 1836032.

Census records

Census returns for Ramsgate 1841-1891

Census returns for St. Peters-Ramsgate, 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK
Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.
Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

Poor Law Unions

Thanet Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Family History Centre

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.